The problem that I have with technology is that it thinks it’s better than I am.
To it’s credit, it’s often right.
Take last night for example. Tara asked me to make this little image so that she could print it out. We were downstairs at the time so I grabbed the lappy, installed Paint.net, and off I went creating a 4″x4″ image. It had to be that small so that it would fit on something.
No problem, all done, off to go print. I rush off to the printer, realize that the work lappy is hooked up to the printer, but not worried as paint.net is already there.
Sweet. So I load the image, hit print, and some stupid ass wizard thing pops up.
Not sure where it came from, but my options were:
- print at full page size
- crop it so that it was bigger than the page(not sure about this one)
- start choosing random sizes(3 3×5, 10000 1×1, etc)
Know what wasn’t there? Print at it’s normal freaking size. That’s what.
Thinking that it was just something stupid on the lappy, I moved over to the desktop, did the same thing and got the same result.
Even with Picassa. No option to print at normal freaking size.
So I fire up Photoshop, and lo and behold, I’m able to print it at the size it was intended to print at. And all it took was a $1000 piece of software.
It shouldn’t cost that much to print something at it’s native size.
There has to be a setting somewhere in windows to disable to stupid-ass-we-know-what-you-want-even-thought-it’s-not-what-you-want wizard.
But I was dammed if I had the patience for that kind of poop at the time.
And now the work lappy is being stupid after a mandatory update from Windows…this should kill the day nicely.